Scuola Centrale Formazione has been a non-profit association since 1975, recognized by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies as a national training body pursuant to Law 40/87.
The association that operates nationally and internationally in the field of professional training and transition to work with the aim of encouraging the sharing, exchange of experiences and qualifying the operators of its network of associated bodies, proposing experiments and offering services in response to the needs identified by the member bodies.
SCF joining together 48 organisations managing over 100 VET centres distributed in 13 regions in the North, Centre and South of Italy (Piedmont, Lombardy, Liguria, autonomous province of Trento, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna, Toscana, Marche, Basilicata, Puglia, Campania and Sicily).
SCF works primarily to offer a representative support and an effective coordinating action to all associates, with a specific interest on methodologies, evaluation, innovation and transfer of best practices.
The Ministry of Labour recognizes SCF as a national training association, according to the Law n.40/87. This implies a national financing decided according to a set of indicators connected to activities realized and number of regions where these activities are done. SCF runs actually as second biggest network of VET providers in Italy.
SCF is also registered to the National Register for Research Institutes (n. H18907U) and to Cliclavoro/Ministry of Labour as national intermediation agency (L736S011661).
SCF is certified by CSQA under UNI EN ISO 9001:2010 standards.
In 2020, annual turnover was up to 4.300.547,00 Euros while its balance sheet accounted for 1.608.183,00 Euros for the activities/services provided.
Declaration sent to the Ministry of Labour highlighted that all SCF’s members realized in 2021 17,727,646 hours of training (that is 2,807 courses/programmes) for 30,826 young and adult learners and 2,226 staff people involved (1,456 are trainers).
Main activities of our associated members concern:
All associated members adopt specific learning strategies and methodologies for trainees with learning disabilities or special needs as well as for the disabled.
Many of our members also pay special attention to specific vulnerable target groups such as: non-accompanied minor migrants (more than 500 young people), refugees, (young and adult) prisoners and ex-prisons, etc.
Scuola Centrale Formazione was founded a few years before the important revival of Vocational Training, following the enactment of Law 845/78 aimed at “fostering the personality of workers” and “promoting employment, production and the ‘evolution of the organization of work in harmony with scientific and technological progress.
SCF’s mission is to promote the integral development of the person through guidance and training to promote the employability and employment of young people and adults. Scuola Centrale Formazione plays a role of representation, coordination at national level and offers support to the activities of its associated bodies (educational and training institutions present in 13 Regions operating in over 100 locations, involving 30,826 students) inspired by the social doctrine of the Catholic Church.
SCF’s Vision is to be a reference point for Professional Training in Italy. SCF is a second-level body capable of promoting innovation and development of best practices, international openness, social inclusion, development of members and educational well-being.
The values of SCF have been expressed in principles that guide the association in relations with internal staff, associated members and the addressees of the activities and services offered:
• Centrality of the person
• Social and work inclusion
• Subsidiarity, networking and local roots
• Integral approach to education
• Methodological and technological innovation
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